The Church of God needs to get the recent equipment to worship God! Few weeks ago it was reported that $5million was invested by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s church on Ponzi scheme, few days ago it was also reported that one of Apostle Johnson Suleiman pastor’s used the church name to participate in MMM,the money doubling scheme.
How will a man survive in this period of recession without doing what others are doing? This is a question many Christians have been asking. Really, what is Ponzi Scheme and should a Christian be involved?
“A Ponzi scheme is a FRAUDULENT INVESTMENT operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.”
So, does the Bible agrees to fraudulent act just to get rich?
Proverbs 20:17 (NIV). Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterward, his mouth is full of gravel.
Proverbs 10:2-3 (God’s Word Translation) Treasures gained dishonestly profit no one, but righteousness rescues from death. The LORD will not allow a righteous person to starve, but he intentionally ignores the desires of a wicked person.
Proverbs 16:8 (NLT) Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest
God give us understanding…